Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch

The Texan put the new Titleist T100 irons in the bag for this week's Open

Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch
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The Texan put the new Titleist T100 irons in the bag for this week's Open

Jordan Spieth Explains Open Championship Iron Switch

Jordan Spieth looks set to contend for a second Claret Jug this weekend at The Open and he is doing so with a brand new set of irons in the bag.

Before his flight to England last weekend, the Titleist Brand Ambassador added a new set of T-Series T100 irons.

The 2017 Champion Golfer of the Year is playing the new T100 4-9 irons with True Temper Project X 6.5 shafts, alongside a T200 2-iron (Graphite Design Tour AD D1 105 X).

Interestingly, it was at the Open Championship in 2019 that Spieth made the switch to the original T100 models.

Much like 2019, he has spent the last couple weeks at home testing the new irons, dialling them in for competition, with Titleist’s Director of Players Promotions J.J. Van Wezenbeeck.

The new T100 irons from Titleist

Speaking on the switch, Van Wezenbeeck said: “When we first introduced the new T100’s to Jordan in Dallas, he commented immediately on the look and feel, how well they went through the turf, and how consistently they were flying.

"Talking with him last week, as he was working through the set, he said his ball speeds were extremely consistent, and he was really happy from a visual standpoint.”

“First thing you notice is how they look, kind of the backside of the iron," Spieth said.

"You could see the color just kind of more matted out, and then a really clean back to it.

"Just very simple – stays looking almost like a blade with the forgiveness of a cavity back.

“I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest.

"I joke around, ‘I’m not good enough to play the blades,’ but in reality, I think we’re just being smarter."

Spieth opened with a 65 (-5) in the opening round at Royal St George's and is seeking to win his second Open and fourth Major this weekend.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5